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“Zoo Needs Donations” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spring River Park and Zoo

Spring River Park and Zoo
1306 E. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88203
505-624-6760
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Roswell
Type: Zoos, Parks
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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Zoo Needs Donations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This little zoo primarily cares for injured and orphaned animals. Many of the cages have signs telling visitors who has "adopted" the animal or bird. It costs nothing to visit. I was fascinated by the prairie dogs. They were everywhere. There is an adjoining picnic area and playground for children. Once you have tired of the UFOs and aliens, drop by here for a relaxing look at the animals and birds.

Visited May 2014
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Real Free Zoo & Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We truly enjoyed visiting here. The zoo was really free which was nice since we had 8 people. The carousel and train ride were only .25 per person-what a bargain. We enjoyed the free roaming chickens and peacocks as well as the zoo animals. It has a nice playground too. So many things to do here and no charge unless you do the rides.

Visited August 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“wonderful city park and zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We were just passing through Roswell and decided we wanted to do something the kids would enjoy before heading on to do grown up stuff in Santa Fe. So grateful to other Tripadvisor users for helping us find this great little zoo and park. My kids had a blast and even made some new friends. The zoo was very nice for a city park and there is no admission fee. I do agree that some of the animals could use bigger enclosures though. What I enjoyed most was the park. On weekend afternoons in the summer they have 25 cent train and carousel rides. They also have family friendly movies that they play on Saturday evenings at sunset. (we didn't stay for movie but read a posted flyer- may only do this in summer). They have a concession stand that has snowcones, popcorn, and a lot of other snacks. Didn't see anything priced over a dollar. The playground is large and picnic areas were clean. Everyone we met was so friendly. Would recommend stopping here if you are looking for a budget friendly fun stop for kids.

Visited August 2014
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Carlsbad NM
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21 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice little zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice little zoo. Surpised at the amout and variety of animals there. Nice lake, carosel and train ride. For a free zoo, it's not that bad for a free zoo, but I must admit, some of the caged exhibits were a little small. For a family of five, getting out not spending more than $5 made it easy on the wallet.

Visited April 2014
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Enid, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice free zoo!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Great stop for the whole family. Not a bad littlw city zoo. Very clean though enclosures need to be larger for many animals. Super cheap rides- beautiful carousel and the train ride saved a ton of walking. Can't beat $.25 a ticket

Visited July 2014
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